• Project Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Duarte
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Project Manager.  This role is a key function in servicing our clients by ensuring flexibility and responsiveness to their demands, delivering efficient and excellent performance.  The Project Manager has daily responsibility to technically supervise testing operations and give clear technical guidance as necessary across a wide range of the laboratory's testing capabilities.


    • Responsibility for technical review of quotations
    • Review the full work scope to ensure that it can be executed in a safe way and at a high quality standard and if necessary ensuring a risk assessment is available
    • Establish work programs for testing including planning and implementing test schedules
    • Review technical standards and requirements, and where appropriate write job specific test procedures, liaise with clients on all matters technical and status related
    • Maintaining, developing and improving process within the laboratory at all levels and in all areas
    • Provision of financial data relating to jobs under their control including accurate forecast of work to be completed
    • Provide clear direction to the workshop/Technicians by means of cutting & worksheets or machining and test requests (MTRs), ensure successful completion of the client requirements within timescales
    • Provide technical leadership to the project team with support from senior colleagues and Technical Specialists
    • Arrange and supervise on-site witnessing by clients and representatives during testing
    • Perform review and audit activities on jobs including technical contract review, technical procedure review / audit, job start readiness review and job close review
    • Provide regular progress reports for the projects managed
    • Report and present results, closing projects and invoicing, create and archive job packs for each project
    • Carrying out internal audits and procedure/standard reviews as required
    • Provide technical training and development of support to staff
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Analytical problem solving skills
    • Highly organized
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong written & verbal communication
    • Adaptable and flexible in approach
    • Ability to support the training of others to a high technical standard
    • Familiarity with national and international testing standards
    • Familiarity with a wide range of supporting software tools, highly IT literate
    • Formal degree in an appropriate scientific discipline, preferably in Polymers
    • Familiar with a wide range of laboratory techniques from wet chemistry to FTIR, UV absorption, atomic absorption spectroscopy, NMR, XRF, gas/gas-liquid chromatography
    • Familiar with a wide range of polymer properties; thermal expansion, thermal conductivity
    • Familiar with composite materials engineering properties and test methods 
    • Experience managing composite qualification or design allowables projects
    • Familiar with a wide range of physical test methods, including tensile, flexural, compression, torsion modes

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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